What’s in a Name?

IMG_2826Now that I’m of a certain age I’m looking back on my youthful decision not to take high school latin with deep regret.  With the help of botanical dictionaries and much effort I now recognize many of the plant names in my garden—but I can’t seem to get the words to flow out of my mouth. My friend, and Master Gardener, Kit Flynn writes of her struggles to master garden latin.


  • The Missouri Botanical Garden provides a wonderful service adding the production of plant names to their plant finder index.